F is for Forgiveness
We cannot have eternal life and Heaven without God's forgiveness
In Him (meaning Jesus) we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sin
A is for Available
Forgiveness is available.
It is available for all
"for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life"-John 3:16
But not automatic
"Not everyone who says to Me, ' Lord, Lord,' Shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven"- Matthew 7:21a
I is for Impossible
It is impossible for God to allow sin into heaven
God is –
"For Judgment is without mercy"- James 2:13a
Man is sinful
" for all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God"- Romans 3:23
But how can a sinful person enter heaven, where God allows no sin?
T is for Turn
Question: If you were driving down the road and someone asked you to turn, what would he or she be asking you to do?
Turn means Repent
Turn from something-sin and self
"but unless you repent you will all likewise perish"-Luke 13:3b
Turn to someone-Trust Christ Only
(The Bible tells us that) "Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures"- 1Corinthians 15:3b-4
If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved"- Romans 10:9
H is for Heaven
Heaven is eternal life
I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly"-John 10:10b
" and if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, you may be also."-John 14:3
How can a person have God's forgiveness, heaven and eternal life, and Jesus as personal Savior and Lord?
It's as simple as FAITH. Forsaking All I Trust Him.
It's as simple as this prayer:
Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner and have displeased You in many ways. I believe You died for my sin and only through faith in Your death and resurrection can I be forgiven.
I want to turn from my sin and ask you to come into my life as my Savior and Lord. From this day on, I will follow You by living a life that pleases You. Thank You, Lord Jesus for saving me. Amen.